Monday, October 24, 2011
Antique Bird Cage
One of the more fun things that has happened since I started this blog is people giving me things to see if I can "do something with it". What a delightful challenge for me! I love, love, love taking things that would otherwise be discarded and making something useful or beautiful out of them.
Now I realize beauty may be in the eye of the beholder and some things may be a miss to some people, but my thinking is - the more you try, the better your chances for a real hit!
I also firmly believe that
a person becomes more creative the more they create.
Go For It!
Take Some Chances!
The journey will be a blast.
This is a birdcage given to my daughter to give to me. It is an antique and had been in the person's family for a long time, but they just didn't know what to do with it anymore.
I didn't do much to decorate the cage itself, just a good cleaning, reattaching some of the wires, and a coat of Krylon's Satin Ivory. I also removed the wire from the top and replaced it with a new finial.
The fun part was decorating it for the season. It seemed to be begging for feathers, so feathers it was. Since it is located right next to the trash bag wreath I made, it also needed some bright orange.
I think the little sparrow is liking his new space.
Thanks for stopping by,
Parties I Will Be Linking To:
Sunday - The Sunday Showcase Party at Under The Table and Dreaming, DIY Project Parade at The DIY Showoff
Tuesday - Show Me What Ya Got at Not Just a Housewife,
Wednesday - Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style,